Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gunman in Stormtrooper Costume Robs Church's Chicken

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Dressed like Stormtrooper, this guy robbed a Church's Chicken, police say. - IMAGE VIA ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN POLICE
  • Image via St. Louis Metropolitan Police
  • Dressed like Stormtrooper, this guy robbed a Church's Chicken, police say.
He's clearly with the evil empire.

A gunman dressed like a Star Wars Stormtrooper was caught on camera robbing a Church's Chicken near Grand Center, city police say.

The costumed thief and an accomplice — dressed unimaginatively in a yellow hoodie — marched into the restaurant at about 9:35 p.m. on Saturday and demanded money from a worker. The buckethead was armed with a handgun and hopped over the counter to clean out the cash register.

Police say he's in his early 20s, and his uniform consisted of a zip-up jacket and full mask. His wing man is also believed to be in his early 20s. He's stocky and wearing a black bandanna and jeans along with his yellow hoodie. 

The suspect in yellow also snatched a woman's purse on their way out of Church's. 

The two were last seen fleeing east in an older-model, grey Dodge Durango.

A thief in a Stormtrooper costume robbed Church's Chicken, 920 N. Grand Ave., police say. - IMAGE VIA ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN POLICE
  • Image via St. Louis Metropolitan Police
  • A thief in a Stormtrooper costume robbed Church's Chicken, 920 N. Grand Ave., police say.

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